Background[ edit ] Mastretta began writing as a journalist for a Mexican magazine, Siete and an afternoon newspaper, Ovaciones. She claims that her father — a journalist in his youth — inspired her to be a writer. Her father died when the writer was still very young, but this did not prevent her from following in his footsteps. She attended the center and was able to work on her writing abilities along with other authors such as Juan Rulfo , Salvador Elizondo , and Francisco Monterde. Mastretta really wanted to focus on a novel that she had been thinking about for years.
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Start your review of Mal de amores Write a review Shelves: historical , non-series 3. The eternal throbbing beat below her breastbone. Spanning almost 50yrs, this is the story of Emilia. The vast majority of the story takes place during the Mexican Revolution and does a good job shining a light on how discontent, injustice, and passion bring about such wars.
Their love story is one people in their younger years would find exciting, dramatic, lustful, and love torn; a lovestory that is exciting to read about but hellish to live. She naturally and fights her way to becoming a doctor, no mean feat during this time period. She meets a Dr. Zavalza and love triangle ensues. I do wish we could have had some scenes from Daniel to get a feel for the battles but this look at it from ordinary citizens was encompassing in its own way, too.
Years pass quickly and Emilia becoming a doctor and having children is quickly told. This rushed ending kind of gave all the emotional upheaval and drama, I as the reader, went through less gravitas.
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